Crispy Battered Fish Tacos with Coleslaw


Dive into the delicious world of Crispy Battered Fish Tacos with Tangy Coleslaw! This dish features golden, crispy battered fish nestled in soft taco shells, topped with a refreshing and zesty coleslaw. It's a perfect blend of textures and flavors, making these tacos an irresistible treat for any seafood lover.

Crispy Battered Fish Tacos with Coleslaw

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 2 tacos per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 300mg


  • White Fish Fillets (like cod or tilapia): 400g (14 oz / 0.88 lb)
  • For the Batter:
    • All-purpose Flour: 100g (3.5 oz / 0.22 lb)
    • Cornstarch: 50g (1.8 oz / 0.11 lb)
    • Baking Powder: 5g (0.18 oz / 0.01 lb)
    • Beer or Sparkling Water: 120 ml (4 oz / 0.25 lb)
    • Salt and Pepper: To taste
    • Vegetable Oil: For frying
    • Soft Taco Shells: 8
  • For the Coleslaw:
    • Cabbage, shredded: 200g (7 oz / 0.44 lb)
    • Carrot, shredded: 50g (1.8 oz / 0.11 lb)
    • Mayonnaise: 60 ml (2 oz / 0.125 lb)
    • Apple Cider Vinegar: 15 ml (0.5 oz / 0.03 lb)
    • Sugar: 10g (0.35 oz / 0.02 lb)
    • Salt and Pepper: To taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Make the coleslaw: Mix cabbage, carrot, mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Chill in the refrigerator.
  2. Prepare the batter: Combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Gradually add beer or sparkling water, whisking until smooth.
  3. Batter the fish: Dip fish fillets in the batter, ensuring they are well coated.
  4. Fry the fish: Heat oil in a deep fryer or pan. Fry the battered fish until golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Warm the taco shells: Heat the taco shells in a dry pan or in the oven as per package instructions.
  6. Assemble the tacos: Place a piece of fried fish in each taco shell, top with a generous helping of coleslaw.
  7. Serve: Enjoy immediately while the fish is still crispy.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Keep the batter cold for a crispier fry.
  • Don't overcrowd the pan when frying to maintain oil temperature.
  • Serve with lime wedges and hot sauce for extra zing.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake the fish instead of frying?

Yes, for a healthier option, bake the battered fish at 200°C (400°F) until crispy.

What can I use instead of beer in the batter?

Sparkling water is a great non-alcoholic alternative.

Can I prepare the coleslaw ahead of time?

Yes, it can be made a few hours in advance and stored in the fridge.